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Abutu Yaro explains why Imo police are arresting indiscriminately

In Imo State, Abutu Yaro Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police explained the reason for the indiscriminate arrests made by some security operatives. In his meeting with the Orlu branch of the Nigerian Bar Association at the Police Command headquarters in Owerri, the Commissioner of Police said security operatives needed to restore peace in the state. …

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Igangan herdsmen kill three hunters in Ogun state

Three hunters were killed in Imeko, Ogun State, by suspected herdsmen from Igangan, Oyo State, on Monday night. According to reports, the armed herdsmen left Igangan for Imeko, Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state, a few kilometres away. Hunters reportedly prevented them from wreaking havoc in the area. According to our correspondent, the herdsmen …

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Gunmen burn Ashaka police station, Delta state

A tense situation erupted at Ashaka in Delta State’s Ndokwa East Local Government Area. Approximately twenty unknown gunmen allegedly used IEDs to attack a police station on Sunday. Police repelled the gunmen, but they burned down the station. The hoodlums set fire to the station’s operational vehicles, though nobody died in the attack. The attack …

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Bandits attack Fulani settlement along the Bagega-Anka road in Zamfara State

On the Bagega-Anka Road, along the outskirts of Anka town in Zamfara, bandits attacked a Fulani settlement. The was sporadic shooting from the armed men after they stormed the area at about 5 pm on Wednesday. An eyewitness said the policemen stationed at a mining company along the road engaged the bandits in a gun …

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Southeast Governors have a virtual meeting to discuss insecurity issues

In response to rising security challenges in the region, the South East Governors’ Forum met on Monday to tackle the issue. A series of attacks targeting police stations and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has led to several deaths and several injuries in various states of the region. Governors held a virtual …

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Umar Buba, Taraba State University lecturer kidnapped

In Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, gunmen abducted a lecturer from the university’s staff quarters. In an interview with the university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Vincent Ado-Tenebe, the lecturer was identified as Umar Buba, the head of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management (school of agriculture). The assailants fired intermittent gunshots to dislodge the security …

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